Meeting at the crossroads between design and technology

24th July 2017
Posted By : Joe Bush
Meeting at the crossroads between design and technology

The European Converge conference, hosted by solidThinking, will return to the SANAA building in Essen, Germany, on 17th October 2017, in what will be a meeting between innovators in design, engineering and architecture.

solidThinking will be calling on industrial designers, design engineers, architects and others active in product creation to explore the growing creative middle ground shared by both designers and engineers. As the digital world spins faster every day and with new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing revolutionising the production processes, the design and manufacture of products has to radically change. Knowledge is key to cope with these changes as it helps to know as much as possible about new methods and processes.

Visitors to Converge 2017 will have the opportunity to explore industrial applications in which biomimicry and Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineering tools are helping to create sustainable solutions and to get a competitive edge. Join a community of creative designers and innovators to uncover strategies to develop top products. Attendees will learn how a clever combination of engineering tools, nature’s evolutionary power and human creativity result in game changing solutions.

“We are very happy to host the second Converge conference in Essen again this year,” said Dr. Pietro Cervellera, Country Manager Altair Engineering. “Last year’s event was a big success, the location was very well suited and attendees, presenters and partners were very pleased with the outcome of the event. We have therefore decided to again give a platform to those who want to explore the innovative intersections of technology and design. With a special focus on designs inspired by nature through AI engineering tools, Converge will provide the attendees with a competitive edge, knowledge and technologies needed to be truly innovative.”

The show will feature keynotes presentations and two master classes, and will include presentations from Zaha Hadid, Faraone, EOS, CSI, Protiq, Amazone, APWorks, Thyssen Krupp Elevators and Turi Cacciatore Design.

2016 Converge presenter Turi Cacciatore of Turi Cacciatore Design said: “To present at Converge 2016 in Essen has been a very good experience for me, both on a professional and personal level. In addition, Converge was a great occasion to talk about inspiring subjects with inspiring professionals. Design and technology are evolving so fast, that events like Converge are becoming fundamental for creative professionals. It is definitely an event to keep up with the speed of innovation. I was amazed by both, the level of the discussions and the quality of the organisation.”


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